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This is an example of one of my early electronic works from 1977. It was first completely written out in a graphic score and then realized. The composition's sounds were created using the Studio Buchla 200 series (suitcase) Synthesizer at The Grinnell College Electronic Music Studio. Within the score spatial movement and timber were of equal in importance as compositional parameters while other parameters such as pitch or rhythms were slightly less in significance. The organization of the sounds was accomplished solely by splicing all the sound events together using a splice block and Revox Reel-To-Reel; over 1000 splices were used to assemble the entire composition. It was written as a 3 movement work.